Poltergeist 2: The Other Side

Film, Horror

Time Out says

Some people never learn. The Freeling family sensibly quit their hole in the ground at Cuesta Verde and take refuge with Granma Jess, who recognises a fellow clairvoyant in little Carol Anne. Soon the psychic forces are shaking up their domestic life, and a cadaverous stranger seems determined to take the blonde moppet back into the other world. Enter Munchkin medium Tangina (Rubinstein) and an all-wise Red Indian (Sampson) to join in the battle, and the old tug-of-war is noisily enacted again. This sequel, sans Spielberg but obedient to his spirit, simply fails to regenerate the original's gut-grinding fears that make you dread ever scratching a spot again. And the contribution of Giger's design work has only added one near-unwatchable sequence.

By: DT


Release details

91 mins

Cast and crew

Brian Gibson
Mark Victor, Michael Grais
JoBeth Williams
Craig T Nelson
Heather O'Rourke
Oliver Robins
Zelda Rubinstein
Will Sampson
Julian Beck
Geraldine Fitzgerald
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